Nepal joins to end sexual violence in conflict

Nepal joins the Time To Act global relay to end sexual violence in conflict

June 12, 2014, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 08 No. -1 June. 6- 2014 (Jestha 23, 2071)

To coincide with the ongoing Global Summit on ‘Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict’ in London (http://bit.ly/1c7csaM) ‘Mandala Theatre’ performed a 20 minutes long street drama today at Basantapur Dabali — Kathmandu Darbar Square.

The drama portrayed the role of Nepali peace keepers in a conflict affected country. Nepal is the sixth largest contributor to the UN Peacekeeping Operations and as such is a key part of global efforts to end the use rape as a weapon of war. Foreign Minister Pandey is attending the Summit in London, which is co-chaired by the UK's Foreign Minister William Hague and the UN's Special Envoy, actress Angelina Jolie.

According to a press release of British Embassy, alongside members of the public, watching the street drama  were Brigadier General Tara Bahadur Karki, Director of Peace Keeping Operation of the Nepal Army, AIGP Durja Kumar Rai, Chief of Human Resource Department, Armed Police Force Nepal as well as British Ambassador Andy Sparkes, Defence Attache Colonel Sean Harris and UN Resident Coordinator Jamie McGoldrick.

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